Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

The extraditable José Rafael Sosa Méndez will be transferred to another prison, an execution judge determined, the defense lawyer of Sosa Méndez reported this Wednesday, Manfredo Ruiz placeholder image.

“The executing judge has already issued a report that was sent to us just now in which she considers that there are cruel treatments; psychologically, Mr. Sosa Méndez is being affected,” the lawyer explained.

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Sosa Méndez is being held in the maximum security prison of Morocelí, also known as the “Tolva”. The judge would have determined that he be referred to the First Infantry Battalion, in Francisco Morazán.

Ruiz stressed that the authorities of the National Penitentiary Institute (INP) must comply with the determination within eight days.

He also mentioned that the INP it has refused, on two other occasions, to comply with related mandates issued by natural judges.

“We have always said that due to his extraditable status, he must protect prison properly, he is only 24 hoursSometimes he does not receive sun and has only received visits from his lawyers, “he deepened.

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Sosa Méndez, according to what was circulated in May, would receive a domestic prison, but this was not applied.

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On August 30, 2019, a sentencing court sentenced him to prison for the crime of illegally carrying weapons of war. He is requested by the Court of the Southern District of Floridad for crimes related to drug trafficking.

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Was caught in March 2017, along with other people, prosecuted and linked to the death of Arnold peralta, a former Honduran soccer player, murdered on December 10, 2015 in La Ceiba. Sosa was acquitted of participating in the murder of the athlete.

In April 2020, it was known that the CSJ accepted the extradition request against him. So, Sosa will be handed over to the United States once his sentence is served.

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